Financial Information

Annual tuition costs
Annual Tuition and Fees (2017-18)
Graduate School
Law School
Regular MBA
Room and board average (undergrad)

Nearly three-quarters [69%] of the undergraduate student body receive some form of financial aid, which in the academic year 2015–16 totaled more than $233 million from all sources—scholarships, athletic grants-in- aid, loans, campus work, and ROTC awards.

Eighty-nine percent of the graduate students received graduate and research assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, loans, and grants-in-aid totaling more than $189 million in 2015–16.

Financial Aid website


Notre Dame’s operating budget for fiscal year 2017–18 is $1.6 billion, and the market value of its endowment is in excess of $10 billion. Two major sources of revenue accounting for a combined 60 percent of the total are student tuition and fees, and auxiliary enterprises (including residence halls, dining facilities, athletics, and the bookstore). A third source of revenue is generated by the University’s endowment pool.


The University has had a successful development program since it established a formal fundraising office in 1947.

In 2016–17, the development office raised over $462 million in cash gifts to the University. Of this total, Notre Dame’s alumni contributed more than $233 million to their alma mater; their level of participation is among the best in American higher education. Other important sources of gift income include foundations, corporations, and non-alumni parents and friends. For information on support programs, contact Louis M. Nanni, vice president for University Relations, 405 Main Building, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5602; (574) 631-6122.

Development website

Main entrance to campus

Nearly three-quarters of the undergraduate student body receive some form of financial aid